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Old 02-03-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Thumbs down Zebulon Sets Bad Example During These Tough Economic Times

Eastern Wake News | Citizen of the Year nod goes to big civic booster (http://www.easternwakenews.com/front/story/3641.html - broken link)

"The crowd of about 150 chamber members also saw other honors handed out at the banquet last week."

In these tough economic times, should local governments be holding banquets for 150 people?

Or was an "up and coming" small town just following Cary's bad example?
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Eastern Wake News | Citizen of the Year nod goes to big civic booster (http://www.easternwakenews.com/front/story/3641.html - broken link)

"The crowd of about 150 chamber members also saw other honors handed out at the banquet last week."

In these tough economic times, should local governments be holding banquets for 150 people?

Or was an "up and coming" small town just following Cary's bad example?
Zebulon and Cary are really setting horrible, no good, very bad examples for the rest of the state. Does state or local law provide for recall elections so we can throw out these ne'er-do-wells in charge of these municipalities who are letting our precious precious dollars go to such waste?
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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IMO these stories should make national headlines! Too funny...
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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I am starting to consider employement in the public sector will all these free meals they provide.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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Eastern Wake News | Citizen of the Year nod goes to big civic booster (http://www.easternwakenews.com/front/story/3641.html - broken link)

"The crowd of about 150 chamber members also saw other honors handed out at the banquet last week."

In these tough economic times, should local governments be holding banquets for 150 people?

Or was an "up and coming" small town just following Cary's bad example?
It was a Chamber of Commerce event, and had nothing to do with local government. The C of C is a private enterprise, and not part of any government, local or otherwise.

By the way, the banquet was held to honor a man who has brought business, new residents, and new jobs to the area. It was funded by local business members who are making an effort to do the same thing across eastern Wake county. They raise funds for charity. They are active in crime prevention through cooperative efforts with local law enforcement.

A few burgers and rubber chickens is worth that, don't you think?

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Streamer1212
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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A few burgers and rubber chickens is worth that, don't you think?

Regards,
Streamer1212


I would like to think they switched from 93/7 Extra Lean ground beef to 80/20 ground chuck at least!
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